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Old 04-09-2015, 11:01 AM   #11
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Colorado Lake Goldfish

The breeding seems horrific?? Is it true?? Fish surviving no worries but breeding seems worse than rabbits.
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If they were no predators, it would make sense. But it seems to me that they would be easy targets when young because of their bright coloration.


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I lived here almost 20 years never heard nothing about that , besides I think if a goldfish got out in a lake they would be fast food for many of our fish spices
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Sadly, on my last trip to my hometown in NJ, I walked to my old fave fishing spot only to find a small school of large KOI swimming in the lake. That lake did house wild Carp but these were definitely aquarium Koi not wild Carp.
I just saw something on TV here as well about the goldfish explosion in the CO lake. Not surprising to me. Come to FL and go to any canal in S. FL and you will see a variety of aquarium fish that are the byproduct of hobbyist releases. In some places, it's easier to catch an Oscar than it is to catch a Largemouth Bass. In other places, you can catch more African Cichlids than Native panfish. You can see a list of what's here on this site: Nonnative Freshwater Fish

Then there's the saltwater fish as well.
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I live about 50 min from boulder and saw that pond a few weeks back. Its honestly pretty shocking but seen it a couple of times. At a lake up in fort Collins about 8 years ago we went fishing and we saw 6-7 large goldfish (14-18") swimming around in the lake. This was a natural lake filled with local species. The fish hadn't over populated and were large enough to have been there for a while it seemed the juveniles were being eaten by the northern pike and trout in the lake. Really a sad thing to see a lake grossly over populated with an invasive species.
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Colorado Lake Goldfish

There is a man made pond filled only with goldfish and koi people have released near me. They don't do anything about it because there is no way for them to get out.


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Same here in Kentucky. I see people turn goldfish out a lot and just recently someone caught an 8" one (I think, could've been bigger).


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My grandpa owns a few lakes in KY. We introduced several hundred carp to keep several kinds of vegetation down but they haven't affected bass, bluegill, catfish, or crappie populations.


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Also are snapping turtles native to Ky? I've found them as big across as my torso basking in the bank there.


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Also are snapping turtles native to Ky? I've found them as big across as my torso basking in the bank there.


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I'm pretty sure they are. At least, the common snapping turtles.


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